Noctule, the Skyrim inspired black metal side-project from Serena Cherry (Svalbard), has shared a new song called ‘Labyrinthian’.
This is what Cherry had to say of the song and its meaning.
“‘Labyrinthian’ is a song about my favourite dungeon in The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. It is an ode to the ancient Nordic ruin that was originally built by a dragon cult as a temple to the dragons. I love the haunting atmosphere in this dungeon, and the surprising twists and turns of the quest where you follow the group of ghostly mages through the dungeon. With this song I tried to capture the rich history of Laybrinthian, within the context of the overarching glory and sorrows of Winterhold.
The intertwining guitar leads and the clean choral singing in this track are some of my proudest musical moments I’ve ever composed. The climax of the song is a musical illustration of the rising to the challenge to defeat Morokei and obtain the Staff of Magnus.”
You can stream and listen to ‘Labyrinthian’ below.
Noctule‘s debut album, ‘Wretched Abyss’, is set for release on May 28th 2021 via Church Road Records (UK/EU)/Translation Loss Records (USA).